Black women were 64% more likely to die from endometrial cancer than White women despite equal access to care. These results suggest “that factors other than access to care may be related to this racial disparity,” the researchers noted.
The study included 1,583 U.S. women diagnosed with endometrial cancer between 1988 and 2013. In their analysis, the researchers controlled for age, diagnosis period, stage, histology/grade, and adjuvant treatment. Factors that might have contributed to the racial disparities observed in the study included variations in histologic subtype by racial/ethnic group; differences in molecular features of tumors; and differences in treatment timing, intensity, and duration.
- See “Survival Disparities in Endometrial Cancer Persist Despite Equal Access to Care” by Leah Lawrence on the Cancer Therapy Advisor website (August 10, 2021)
- See the abstract of the scientific paper “Racial disparities in survival among women with endometrial cancer in an equal access system” by Amie B Park et al.